Smart Travel – Erinn Chioma just wanted to fly home from New Orleans with her daughter and three colleagues on Monday. But, she says, Southwest refused to let her board her Philadelphia-bound flight. The shocking reason: She claims a Southwest employee accused her of being intoxicated. Erinn says she was sober, and she has the toxicology report to prove it.
Erinn tells us her side of what happened on Monday: “Flight 657 (New Orleans to Houston) was delayed; there was about 15-20 minutes between departing 657 and boarding flight 3506 (the connecting flight to Philadelphia). The arriving/departing gates were in close proximity. I decided to use the bathroom and then, with my colleague, went to Buffalo Wild Wings for a beer, to go. The bar attendant put it into a clear plastic cup and we walked across to the boarding gate. “I sat with my daughter and we both fiddled with our cell phones as they charged. I approached the counter to inquire if flight 3506 had been delayed and to verify that we were at the correct gate. Many passengers’ gates were changed (last minute), and the personnel looked frustrated in dealing with the overcrowding and standby situations. I struggled to limp to the counter because of leg pain. When I approached the counter, [the Southwest Customer Service representative] stated that our flight would be boarding in 10 minutes, however I would not be allowed to fly. I actually thought she was joking. “She stated that I was drunk. I asked her if she was kidding. I offered to recite the Gettysburg address or to say the alphabet backwards.”
Haha I fucking love Southwest. I mean I hate flying Southwest but I love the type of shit they pull. Just straight up power moves day in day out. Booting lesbians off the plane for making out. Kicking chicks off for crying about their dad’s heart attack. Practically throwing Muslims out the emergency exits. Definition of not giving a fuck. Kind of refreshing in today’s day and age when all anybody cares about is being politically correct. Nope not Southwest baby! They’ll rip your ticket up right in your eyeball just because they fuckin feel like it. Oh and if you’re not white and straight. You don’t like it? Fly Delta. Oh and Erinn can cut the shit. Everybody knows you got fuckin lit up at Buffalo Wild Wings. Give it a rest with the “limping because of leg pain, slurring speech because of ADHD” bullshit. You were fucked up. I know it. You know it. The people you paid at the hospital to give you a fake toxicology report know it. Stop whining you lush.